Registration for this event opens August 1, 2018. Application must be completed online (preferred) or postmarked on or before October 1, 2018. To download a printed version of the application form, click HERE.
Open to any student who is a member of the Chicago Flute Club.
For the 2018-19 school year, Senior Division students must be in grades 12 and under, Junior Division students must be in grades 9 and under, and Elementary Division students must be in grades 6 and under.
Previous first prize winners are not eligible to compete in the same division again.
**Please note that your membership must already be active to register online. You will need to complete one transaction for membership, and a second transaction for competition registration. The system will not recognize you as a member if you have not completed payment through PayPal.**
Application must be postmarked by October 1, 2018. Applicants may apply by completing the online event registration or by filling out and mailing THIS FORM. There will be a $15 late fee for entries if they are accepted.
Both student and teacher must be current CFC members. Membership dues ($30 for a student) must be current and may be included along with the application and application fee of $25. Membership dues are non-refundable. Dues include the CFC newsletter, Pipeline, and free or discounted admission to all programs for member and one guest.
Each student must submit a name of a parent or teacher/guardian who can volunteer for a 30-60 minute time slot on the day of the competition.
Performance time requests should be made in writing with submission of the application, but there is no guarantee a specific time can be accommodated.
The competition may be limited to the first 40 applicants in each division. A confirmation letter or email with assigned times for each performer and volunteer will be sent approximately 2 weeks before the competition. It is the student’s or parent/guardian’s responsibility to verify information sent to them by the CFC contest coordinator.
Contestants who decide not to compete should notify Mariana Gariazzo by October 1, 2018 to allow for necessary schedule changes. The application fee will be refunded only if the cancellation is received on or before October 1.
There is no memorization requirement in any division.
It is recommended to use the editions specified. If a student chooses to use a different edition or make other changes in the part (such as to articulation or dynamics), the student must supply 2 copies of his/her edition for the judges when competing.
Contestants must provide their own accompanist. A list of recommended accompanists may be found HERE, or you may use an accompanist not on the list.
ELEMENTARY DIVISION REPERTOIRE – Must be in Grades 6 and under.
Valse Graccieuse (no repeats) by Wilhelm Popp
Giga (no repeats) by George Frideric Handel, from Rubank Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute with Piano Accompaniment, edited by H. Voxman
JUNIOR DIVISION REPERTOIRE – Must be in Grades 9 and under.
Morceaux de concours by Gabriel Faure, CD Sheet Music or available on IMSLP
Rejoice, Movt. No. 5, from Suite in A minor by G. P. Telemann, G. Schirmer or available on IMSLP.
SENIOR DIVISION REPERTOIRE – Must be in Grades 12 and under.
Allegro Molto from Three Preludes Op. 18 for unaccompanied flute, by Robert Muczynski, G. Schirmer
Andante Pastoral and Scherzettino by Paul Taffanel, G. Schirmer Flute Music by French Composers, edited by L. Moyse
Junior and Senior winners will be announced at the competition, on our website, and on Facebook after all participants have performed, around 5:00. Elementary Division winners will also be announced at the competition, on our website, and on Facebook soon after all participants have performed earlier in the day. First place winners in each division will be invited to perform on a Chicago Flute Club Spring Member’s Showcase Concert during our 2017-2018 Season. Judges’ comments for all students will be sent to teachers.
Elementary Division Awards:
1st Prize - $100, 2nd Prize - $75, 3rd Prize - $50
Junior Division Awards:
1st Prize - $150, 2nd Prize - $100, 3rd Prize - $75
Senior Division Awards:
1st Prize - $350, 2nd Prize - $250, 3rd prize - $150
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